Omega Fatty Acids in Brain and Neurological Health

Omega Fatty Acids in Brain and Neurological Health

2nd Edition - June 12, 2019

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  • Editors: Ronald Watson, Victor Preedy
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128152386
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128152393

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Research has clearly established a link between omega fatty acids and general health, particularly cardiovascular health. Omega Fatty Acids in Brain and Neurological Health, Second Edition, illustrates the importance of omega-3 fatty acids in longevity, cognitive impairment and structure and function of the brain's neurons and also the adverse effects of omega-6 fatty acids on neurological function. This book encompasses some of the most recent research on the links between omega fatty acids and the developing brain, aging, dementia, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis, including the role of omega-3 fatty acid supplements on hippocampal neurogenesis, substantia nigra modulation, migraine headaches, the developing brain in animals, sleep and neurodegenerative diseases. This completely updated second edition focuses on the counterbalancing dietary and tissue omega-6 fatty acids as well as it studies the effects in pregnancy and early infancy, animal model studies and autoimmune neurological diseases.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in neurological health and directions for future research
  • Features novel focus on the adverse effects of omega-6 fatty acids on neurological function and the counterbalancing of dietary and tissue omega-6
  • Illustrates the importance of omega-3 fatty acids in longevity and cognitive impairment
  • Features new chapters on early effects in pregnancy and early infancy, animal model studies and autoimmune neurological diseases
    • Discusses links between omega fatty acids and the developing brain, aging, dementia, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis, including the role of omega-3 fatty acid supplements

    Readership

    Researchers working in neuroscience/neurology research, nutrition research

    Table of Contents

    • A. Omega Fatty acids and Brain: An overview
      1. Essentiality of Omega‐3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids for Mammalian Brain Development: A Translational Perspective
      2. Thinking in polyunsaturated fatty acids, phospholipids and the brain
      3. The Impact of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Quality of Life
      4. The Balance Between n-6 and n-3 and its Relation to Executive Function
      5. Arachidonic Acid, Docosahexaenoic Acid, and Ethanol

      B. Omega fatty acids: Brain and neurological development
      6. Prenatal n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and children’s executive functions
      7. Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid metabolism: Modeling growth and disease using Caenorhabditis elegans
      8. Fatty acids and the hippocampus
      9. Energy metabolism of neural cells under the control of phospholipases A2 and docosahexaenoic acid
      10. Omega-3 and Cognition in Children with Malnutrition
      11. Neuroprotective effects of melatonin and omega-3 on the central nervous system exposed to electromagnetic fields in the pre- and postnatal periods
      12. Maternal omega 3 status: effects of cross-fostering on offspring brain lipids and hippocampal neurogenesis
      13. Linking omega-3 fatty acids and depression
      14. Omega 3 Fatty Acids and the Cardiovascular System

      C. Diet and Brain disease treatment and Prevention
      15. Dietary Strategies and Supplements for the Prevention of Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s disease
      16. N-3 long chain PUFA-containing phospholipids and neuroprotection
      17. Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Supplementation as a Potential Protective Factor or Treatment for Neurodegenerative Diseases
      18. Neurobiological meaning of Omega-3 Fatty Acids and their potential role in the treatment of schizophrenia
      19. Neurodevelopmental and behavioral effects of variations in Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids levels in vulnerable populations

      D. Nutrients and the Brain
      20. Omega-3 fatty acids and cognitive behavior
      21. Link between sugar intake and fatty acid metabolism in brain
      22. N-3 and -6 fatty acids in fish: a focus on non-marine species
      23. Aspartame Induced Neurodegeneration Versus Omega 3 Alleviation
      24. DHA-enriched formulations as a promising strategy for the treatment of hypoxic/ischemic brain injury
      25. Alpha-linolenic acid and dementia in epidemiological studies
      26. DHA a Key Supplement For Neurologic Health- An Insight
      27. Obesity, Cognitive Functioning, and Dementia: A Lifespan Perspective
      28. Fatty acids and brain health
      29. Epigenetic effects of omega-3 fatty acids on neurons and astrocytes during brain development and senescence

    Product details

    • No. of pages: 518
    • Language: English
    • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
    • Published: June 12, 2019
    • Imprint: Academic Press
    • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128152386
    • eBook ISBN: 9780128152393

    About the Editors

    Ronald Watson

    Ronald Watson
    Ronald Ross Watson, PhD, is Professor of Health Promotion Sciences at the University of Arizona, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. Dr. Watson began his research in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health as a Fellow in 1971 doing field work on vaccines in Saudi Arabia. He has done clinical studies in Colombia, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United States which provides a broad international view of public health. He has served in the military reserve hospital for 17 years with extensive training in medical responses to disasters as the chief biochemistry officer of a general hospital, retiring as a Lt. Colonel. He is a distinguished member of several national and international nutrition, immunology, and cancer societies. Dr. Watson’s career has involved studying many lifestyle aspects for their uses in health promotion. He has edited over 100 biomedical reference books and 450 papers and chapters. His teaching and research focuses on alcohol, tobacco, and drugs of abuse in heart function and disease in mouse models.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and School of Medicine, Arizona Health Sciences Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

    Victor Preedy

    Victor R. Preedy BSc, PhD, DSc, FRSB, FRSPH, FRCPath, FRSC is Emeritus Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry, at King’s College London and Professor of Clinical Biochemistry (Hon) at King’s College Hospital. He was the long-term Director of the Genomics Centre at King’s College London from 2006 to 2020. Professor Preedy has carried out research when attached to Imperial College London, The School of Pharmacy (now part of University College London) and the MRC Centre at Northwick Park Hospital. He has collaborated with research groups in Finland, Japan, Australia, USA and Germany. Prof. Preedy is a leading expert on the science of health and has a long-standing interest in dietary and plant-based components. To his credit, Professor Preedy has published over 750 articles, which includes peer-reviewed manuscripts based on original research, abstracts and symposium presentations, reviews and numerous books and volumes.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Emeritus Professor, King’s College London; Professor, King’s College Hospital, London, UK

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